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Integrative Objects II:
Art Practice & Philo-Fiction under Collective Intimacy

Instructors: Anne-Françoise Schmid & Alice Lucy Rekab
Program: Critical Philosophy
Credit(s): 1
Module: 1
Date: March 15, 29, April 5, 6
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm EST

Macoto Murayama: growth and form

DESCRIPTION:In this course we will continue the development of the concept of the integrative object. Implementing it in art and in philosophy under the condition of collective Intimacy, as began in the first New Centre seminar. This condition brings the gestures and styles of invention present within these two fields into relationship through practice. Within this course it is our desire to decompose the gesture of the philosopher, calling for a point of exteriority in the form an artistic creation, however this cannot be interpreted without the collective intimacy of all the ingredients of both philosophy and art. To understand the creative act of the artist we need collective intimacy without concept, but this is not possible without a point of exteriority of a common life or common a sense. The link between a work of art and an opus of philosophy is an asymmetrical connection. Schmid and Rekab therefore, will explore this connection through a series of 4 seminar meetings consisting of taught lecture, reading, discussion and practical work.

REQUIREMENTS: The seminar will be composed of four two and a half hour sessions, each of which will be conducted as an extended seminar. During this period material blogged the previous week will be discussed alongside the set material. Based upon the set readings, online news and commentary, and ongoing class discussion, students will be expected to contribute ~400 words of content to the seminar blog on relevant topics. (This will additionally be posted to the google classroom page for everyone to read and comment upon as they wish, providing some preliminary threads for the group discussion). The final assessment will consist of a 2500 word extended white paper on a research topic agreed upon with the instructor in advance.

Image: Macoto Murayama: growth and form, 2016.


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